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Request a Workshop

Take professional education to the next level by having a CLDC staff member visit your class or student organization. CLDC workshops are one hour and designed to be completed in one class session. You can request up to three workshops, per class or group, each semester. Please submit workshop requests at least two weeks in advance.

If you choose to include elements of any certificate program into your class, please complete our Faculty Partner Form so we can help you strategically meet the goals you have for your group. Your engagement with our team does not have to end after you host a workshop.

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CLDC Outreach Presentation

Encourage awareness of the CLDC and our many resources. This 15-minute introduction to the Career & Leadership Development Center explores the variety of services and resources offered by the CLDC, including an overview of coaching services, leadership workshops, and career events.

Students will leave this presentation with an understanding of how to engage with the CLDC and how our services and resources best fit their needs.

Professional Leadership Certificate

Equip your students with the tools and resources to be successful in the job and internship search process. Students can earn the Professional Leadership Certificate by completing three workshops, a 30 minute career coaching appointment, and a mock interview.

The Professional Leadership Certificate is free and does not require registration beforehand. If you plan to require elements of the certificate in a course or for a student group, please make the coaching components optional due to potential capacity constraints in the CLDC.

Workshop Descriptions

Who Are You and Why Should I Care?
Keys to Networking Success

Have you ever heard the saying, "It's not what you know, it's who you know?" Well, that is often true, but the statement should be edited to say, "It's not what you know; it's who you know, and what they know about you!"

This workshop will allow participants to reflect on their personal leadership brand and discuss how to leverage their individual leadership brands for professional networking. Participants will develop an elevator pitch and discuss how to utilize LinkedIn and informational interviews for networking success.

Bragging Rights
Creating the Perfect Resume and Cover Letter

JOB SKILLS. TRANSFERRABLE SKILLS. ADAPTIVE SKILLS. Um, what? If you're not sure what these different skills are or how they relate to resume and cover letter, this workshop is a great fit for you. Sharpen resume and cover letter knowledge by participating in this interactive workshop. Participants receive general tips and tricks about the development of professional documents, learn how to personalize these to fit their unique style, and increase their understanding of the content that should (or should not) be included in a resume and cover letter.

Hunting & Gathering
Job Search and Interviewing

Are you clueless about how to find a job or an internship? Do you feel anxious about the interview process? This workshop will help demystify the job search process and help prepare participants for the job interview. Explore resources to create a job search plan and identify tips for preparation before, during, and after the interview.

21st Century Leadership Certificate

Engage your students in leadership discussions covering topics relevant to their experiences at OHIO. Equip them with knowledge of leadership concepts that will prepare them to lead in today's global society.

Students can earn the 21st Century Leadership Certificate by completing these three workshops and leadership coaching

The 21st Century Leadership Certificate is free and does not require registration beforehand. If you plan to require elements of the certificate in a course or for a student group, please make the coaching components optional due to potential capacity constraints in the CLDC.

Workshop Descriptions

I Am Right. You Are Wrong.
Understanding Ethics and Values

Knowing how your values and ethics influence your actions is the key to self-awareness. By working in small groups, while taking time to assess personal values, participants get a chance to delve more deeply into the gray of ethical leadership. Through facilitated discussion and interactive group activities, participants will learn the power that values have in decision making and the ethics that drive multidimensional communities.

Building an Awesome Team
Understanding Team Development

Have you ever been part of an awesome team, and do you know what made it awesome? Learning the foundational knowledge of the natural life cycle of a team can benefit anyone at any level, especially those who have a desire to be part of an awesome team. This interactive workshop will empower participants to improve the functionality of any group or organization with whom they work by helping them understand how teams function and why they succeed and fail.

Get It Together
Understanding Emotional Intelligence

Have you ever overreacted to a situation or hurt someone's feelings unintentionally? Emotional Intelligence describes the ability, capacity and skill to identify, assess, and manage emotions in any given situation. During this workshop, participants will understand way to better lead and contribute to groups in an emotionally intelligent way, while becoming more self-aware through pair and share active listening activities.

Additional Workshops

Strengths Workshop

The CLDC's Strengths Workshop offers the opportunity for in-depth reflection of an individual's Top 5 Strengths. All participants of this workshop will complete the online StrengthsFinder assessment prior to the session and engage in dynamic small and large group activities to better understand how to leverage their natural talents and build upon their strengths. Participants will also learn to articulate their personal Top 5 Strengths, incorporate their strengths into goal setting and discover the unique strengths of other participants.

Approximately 2 hour workshop, fee associated with this workshop based on number of participants.

True Colors Personal Success

Engage participants in a creative exploration of personalities, by helping them learn about themselves and others through True Colors. Through various activities participants take part in self-reflection, team projects, and group discussion. This isn't your average personality workshop - True Colors is know for being fast-paced and fun! Participants will gain the opportunity to consider how personality impacts all the interactions in their lives. Participants will receive True Colors cards to keep and reference after the session.

2 - 3 hour workshop, fee associated with this workshop based on number of participants.

BaFa BaFa

Have you ever been in a group and felt like you were the outsider? Have you ever met someone who was in an unfamiliar place with no understanding of the rules or culture? BaFa BaFa is a cross cultural simulation workshop that is geared to help students explore the cultural differences in societies and the powerful effect culture has on every person's life. This workshop requires that two classroom spaces be reserved.

2.5 hour workshop, cannot be split over two class periods.

LinkedIn Workshop

Do you know how to effectively use LinkedIn? LinkedIn is often the first social media platform used by employers and recruiters to screen potential candidates. This workshop examines how to best use this platform to build your network, appear in numerous employer and recruiter searches, and translate past and current experiences into future job and transferrable skills.

1 hour workshop.